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The 2019 Youth Development Symposium will be held December 9-11, 2019.

NAWDP is currently accepting proposals for Pre-Con Sessions and Workshops.  Visit the RFP page for more details. 

Pre-Conference Sessions:

The 2019 Youth Development Symposium will feature three pre-conference sessions. All sessions run concurrently and require an additional registration fee of $150. 

*Reentry/Returning Citizens
Presenter TBA
Pre-Con will present information that includes assisting individuals in their career pathways that lead to obtaining employment, recruitment, sponging records, etc.

*Healthy Life Habits/Soft Skills
Presenter TBA
Pre-Con will include how to assist youth in obtaining habits that employers are looking for in new hires, motivational interviewing, emotional intelligence, etc. 

*Hidden Disabilities
Presenter TBA
Pre-Con willaddress information on helping youth with mental health issues, apathy, substance abuse, trauma informed, etc.


To register as an attendee you can simply use the register link above. To receive the members only discount you MUST be logged in to your account. If you are registering more than one attendee or you are registering for someone else please call 877-202-2472 or email To receive the early bird discount (for members and non-members) you must complete your registration and pay by September 14, 2019. 

Attendee Pricing:

Early Bird Members - $525.00
Early Bird Non-Members - $625.00
Members (after 9/14/19) - $625.00
Non-Members (after 9/14/19) - $775.00

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the 2019 Youth Development Symposium please call 877-202-2472 or email

Hotel Information:

Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611

We have a block of room reserved at the Sheraton Grand Chicago at an event rate of $169.00/night. Reservations must be made by November 15, 2019. **Please note that the event hotel fills quickly so make your reservation as soon as possible.

Hotel Reservation Link


The attire for the conference is business casual.